Saiosh introduce Bursary Funding for Members
Saiosh has identified the scarcity of skills in the Occupational Health and Safety field and have noted the challenges that some prospective candidates have in accessing the funds to pay for their skills development.
The purpose of this policy is to make bursaries available to deserving candidates. Bursaries are intended to encourage candidates to enter programmes leading to occupational qualifications required to address scarce skills within the OHS field.
This policy therefore aims to outline and regulate the terms and conditions of the Saiosh bursary fund.
An applicant who wishes to access the bursary funding must meet the following criteria:
- Applications submitted must be from candidates who wish to register for a discipline related to the Occupational Health and Safety field.
- Bursaries may be awarded for but not limited to:
* National Certificates
* Degrees, or
* Any other related qualification as approved by the Council.
- Study programmes must take place with a registered institution of learning and may include distance learning.
- Preference will be given to Saiosh members that have already completed the first year of a programme.
- Bursaries will be granted for a one-year period and will only be reviewed upon proof of satisfactory progress.
- Bursaries will be awarded to cover the tuition fee. Council may approve to cover other expenses.
In addition to the above criteria, the candidate/s must submit the following evidence:
- Proof of South African citizenship.
- Copy of identity document.
- Proof of household income.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Proof of residential address.
- Proof of highest qualification previously obtained.
- Proof of application to, and acceptance by the institution of learning.
- In the case of post graduate studies applications, academic record of undergraduate qualification.
- Invoice, or request for payment for the study programme.
- The application form must be completed, signed and include a written motivation for the bursary application.
Approval of bursaries
The Council will consider all applications and approve the bursaries that match/meet the parameters of this policy.
Payment shall be made directly to the institute of learning on submission of:
·Progress report from the institute of learning
·Any other supporting evidence that may be required by Council from time to time.
Saiosh requires that candidates must submit proof on progress of studies at the end of each year, including a statement of results.
Should the candidate who is funded by Saiosh terminate their studies or fail to complete, the candidate is required to inform Saiosh within 10 days of such termination, with an explanation for such termination. No further payments will be made in respect of such candidate.
In the case where the reason for termination of studies is not accepted by the Council, the candidate may be required to refund a portion of the bursary received.
Members that are in good standing can now apply for a bursary for the 2017 academic year.
For more information, rules, criteria and the application form click HERE